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Free resources for learning about rocks, minerals, fossils and geology basics.
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Want to learn how you can identify a rock or fossil you found, or know how your gemstone was formed by the Earth? Our Study Corner is a place to help you enjoy a deeper knowledge into your rock and fossil collecting hobby. Dig into our selection of reading material and videos!
Minerals, Fossils & The Internet:
A presentation filled with tips, advice and links for searching quality educational and scientific resources across the Internet.
Mineral Identification for Rock Stars:
All about the properties of minerals and how to use them for identification. Created by member Geologist Rick Moore
Excellent first step in learning about minerals!
Mineral Formation Explanation
Easy to understand description of mineral properties and how to use them to identify a mineral specimen.
One of the best rock type videos on the InterWebs!
Who knew jelly beans could explain rock types and the rock cycle?
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